Category Media Criticism/RTV4403

Pokémon Go: A new converged communications phenomenon

If you’ve been out and about lately, you’ve likely definitely heard about (and probably seen people using) Pokémon Go. And if you haven’t been out and about lately, that might be because you’re playing Pokémon Go yourself. In the coming months and years, gigabytes of information will be churned out about this cultural phenomenon, which […]

Tweaks from Twitter: Twolls not welcome

Converged communicators currently enrolled in RTV4403 (that’s Media Criticism) have been discussing the problem of online trolling in recent months, as well as the different approaches to the issue. Now, Twitter is rolling out some new policies to combat trolls on the microblogging network.

Media Analysis Journal: Manga Cum Laude

Converged communicators who have previously taken DIG3286 (Assembling Digital Media) already have a sound background in the elements that define memes. Memes are commonly defined as units of symbolic communication, but they have their own specific meaning in the online sphere. There, memes proliferate across social media, blogs, and other new media, often applying a […]

Media Analysis Journal: #Concomms in the Classroom

Learning through play. In a sense, it’s a central part of “Why Heather Can Write,” the fifth chapter of Convergence Culture by Henry Jenkins. New media doesn’t belong just to publishing companies or communication theorists; it’s also available to anyone, no matter how old or young, who can take its forms and put them to […]

Media Analysis Journal: Old folk culture in a new media world

Can grassroots art and culture really survive in the age of new new media? The answer appears to be a clear yes. Moreover, the interactive processes of the Internet, far from snuffing out longstanding cultural traditions, instead provides an environment in which they can flourish. Whereas some critics have worried about media producing mass homogenization […]

Media Analysis Journal: Creativity across the channels

Is transmedia storytelling primarily a method to expand the richness and depth of a fictional universe, or is it a raw cash grab? In his third chapter of Convergence Culture, titled “Searching for the Origami Unicorn,” Henry Jenkins attempts to wrestle with some of these issues. Jenkins uses the example of an origami unicorn in […]

Media Analysis Journal: Can broadcast television hang on?

In the ever-present, kaleidoscopic changes in today’s communication universe, few facts are undisputed. But here’s one: The times are a-changing for television.

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